WWII Veteran, U. S. Congressman, Champion of Alabama
Bevill was Alabama’s longest-serving congressman and was so skilled at acquiring project funds for the entire state that he often was called Alabama’s “third senator.” He was elected to represent Alabama’s 4th Congressional District in 1966 and served for more than 30 years.
After his 30-year public career, Bevill returned to his law practice in Jasper. He studied business at the University of Alabama. After serving in the U.S. Army and taking part in the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, Bevill returned to the university for his law degree.
As chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Bevill influenced many of the major energy and resource management programs of his day, including the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
Tom Bevill was inducted into the Alabama Men's Hall of Fame in 2010.